Tag Archives: Online Book Club

Breaking Barriers, Rainy Day Reads, Walking, Walking, Walking…

Our Online Book Club has covered a lot of ground over the last few months. We kicked off this year with an 1100 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail with Cheryl Strayed in Wild. From there, we kept right on trekking though England, covering an additional 600 miles of ground in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. While there were a number of similarities between these two...
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Online Discussion for #BigLibraryRead

In case you missed it, the Big Library Read is back! Big Library Read is an online global book club coordinated by Overdrive, where customers from libraries all over the world have simultaneous access to the same eBook at the same time – no waitlists or holds! It is typically offered 3-4 times/year. This time around we are reading Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by...
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Goodreads Book Club this November!

The results are in! We’ll be reading Half Blood Blues, the award winning novel by Esi Endugyan for the month of November. I’m so excited to read this great new book with all of you and am looking forward to leading exciting discussions through our WPL Goodreads page. Half Blood Blues looks to be a fascinating read. It’s the winner of numerous prestigious awards including the Giller Award and was shortlisted for...
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#BigLibraryRead is Back!

From now through October 28th, you have the opportunity to join the world’s largest global e-Book club through Overdrive’s Big Library Read.  The title for this round is ANATOMY OF A MISFIT by Andrea Portes, and for the next two weeks you can borrow the eBook or eAudiobook without any waitlists or holds. About the Book (from http://windsor.lib.overdrive.com/) In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale,...
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Online Book Club Update: “Two Women” & Teenage Drama

October is shaping up to be an eventful month for our online book club. We’re kicking things off by reading and discussing “Two Women” by Christene Browne. Two Women is a story about five women: Eva & Ava – twin sisters in their fifties who are blind, and who have lived a very sheltered life; Rose and Violet – two young women from opposite sides of the world who just so happen to share...
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Online Book Club Update

For the month of September, our Online Book Club is reading/discussing “The Best Laid Plans” by Terry Fallis.  This comic novel about Canadian Politics won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads. About this Book (Description from Goodreads): “A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He...
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Goodreads Contest: Three More Days to Chime In!

Don’t forget to visit our Goodreads page between now and Saturday for your chance to win a $75 gift card.  As June has been unofficially declared Overdrive Challenge month here at WPL, our conversations have naturally taken a turn towards discussing eBooks and eAudiobooks in general (likes, dislikes, recommendations, etc.).  The conversation has been quite informative.  Our Goodreads page is also a great resource for suggested reads (both from WPL and...
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June 14-28: Chime in on Goodreads for your chance to win!

Happy Birthday to US! Our Goodreads Online Book Club has been up and running for about a year now, and what an eventful first year we have had.  Globe trotting, time traveling, serial killers, child abductions, missing moms, and a zombie apocalypse – PHEW – we made it! Now it’s time to celebrate.  For the next two weeks (June 14-June 28), anybody who comments on a discussion or votes in a...
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Overdrive for Teens

As the most recent addition to Windsor Public Library’s EMedia Collection, the Overdrive Teen Corner offers an excellent collection of books. These aren’t just books for teens, in fact the WPL Online Goodreads Book Club actually just wrapped up their May month by discussing Young Adult (YA) books. And it appears that the majority of adults read and enjoy YA literature as well! There is a little bit of everything...
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Big Library Read: Global Online Book Club

From today through June 18th, Windsor Public Library is once again participating in the Big Library Read.  Big Library Read is an international program that gives customers from participating libraries unlimited access to the same eBook at the same time – no holds, no waitlists.  By participating in the Big Library Read you are joining a global movement of passionate readers. About the Book This year’s choice is, A Pedigree...
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May Goodreads

The results are in from our Goodreads poll and it looks like WPL’s readers enjoy reading young adult (YA) books! 66.7% of respondents let us know that they “sometimes” read YA books with 22.2% reading them “often.” The combined total of 88.9% reading YA titles either sometimes or often is pretty strong. It looks like we love YA! Only 11.1% of readers said they read them “rarely” with no one...
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Really? You’re Not in a Book Club?

A recent opinion piece from the New York Times titled “Really? You’re Not in a Book Club?” explores the book club boom of the last few years.  According to the author, James Atlas, it’s pretty safe to assume that most people belong to a book club in some way, shape, or form. Book clubs have been meeting for ages, but they’ve often been associated with living room chats for the...
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Online Book Club: Help Us Choose a Book for March

Our Online Book Club is off to a great start this year.  For the month of January we have been reading and discussing “The Girls” by Lori Lansens. “The girls, Rose and Ruby, were born joined at the head (craniopagus twins) in a rural community in 1974.  Abandoned by their mother, they were adopted by an eccentric nurse who attended their birth. Now almost thirty-years-old, Rose has developed a passion...
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Good Reads, Great Discussion: Online Book Club Update

Have you heard? Windsor Public Library now offers an Online Book Club through Goodreads.  We’ve only been active for a few months, but we sure have been covering a lot of ground. Cleopatra’s Daughter, by Michelle Moran. We kicked off June with a journey to Imperial Rome, where we experienced the people and events of this glorious and tumultuous period in human history through the eyes of Selene, surviving child...
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